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June 2024

2024 Annual Hayspur Adventure

By Education, Volunteer, volunteer opportunities

Everyone left with a smile….

Thanks to the intrepid friends and fellow volunteers from the Trout Unlimited Hemingway Chapter, as well as the staff of the Hayspur Fish Hatchery, 60 students from Alturas School helped us mark our 14th year of youth education in the Wood River Valley yesterday. Students spent the day learning about our Wood River Valley ecosystem, the IDFG hatchery program, macroinvertebrates, and, most importantly, the joy of landing fish! For some students, this may be their only time out on the water, while for others, it may complement a passion they share with their family. Either way, it is always a day that brings students together, pushes their comfort zones, and expands their knowledge of the outdoor resources our region offers. We look forward to fishing with students again next year and expanding their education from the classroom to the outdoors!

Fish On!

Interested in volunteering? Sign up HERE!

Box Car Bend Clean Up

By Volunteer, volunteer opportunities

Details for 2024 Activity Day:  June 15th // 9 – 1 PM // Box Car Bend

The Hemingway Chapter of Trout Unlimited partners with The Wood River Land Trust on this annual one-day project. Each year since 2006 we maintain the accesses and trails at Box Car Bend on the Big Wood River. Participants of all ages help pull invasive weeds, clean trails from overgrowth and crab grass, put down wood chips on the trails and maintain the erosion control barriers. A few hours of hard work are followed up by a BBQ lunch and snacks.

Volunteers should bring appropriate gardening clothing including hats, sun glasses, and work gloves. Tools to bring: garden rakes, scoop shovels, hoes, Wheel Barrows.

If you would like to volunteer for this meaningful and fun program please join our mailing list or email:

Volunteer at Silver Creek Preserve

By Volunteer

Join us at Silver Creek Preserve on June 8th, 2024 from 10pm-1pm to help us clean up before opening day.

Potential projects include:

  • Trails & sign maintenance
  • Cleaning of fishing access ramps
  • Wood fence removal, repair and replacement,
  • Gather irrigation pipe for use in restoration project
  • Help prep area for new pollinator garden
  • Paint/stain buildings (weather dependent)

Be sure to bring:

  • Layers to keep you comfortable in cold or warm temperatures (or rain!)
  • Work gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Boots or wader, if interested in helping with access ramps

Snacks and water-filling station will be provided.

We will have a volunteer waiver and photo release form for you to sign when you arrive.

Please click this LINK to register.

Photo by John Finnell